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 (lē′brə-vĭl′, -vēl′)
The capital and largest city of Gabon, in the northwest part of the country on the Gulf of Guinea. Founded as a French trading post in 1843, it was named Libreville after freed slaves settled there (1848).


(French librəvil)
(Placename) the capital of Gabon, in the west on the estuary of the Gabon River: founded as a French trading post in 1843 and expanded with the settlement of freed slaves in 1848. Pop: 649 000 (2005 est)


(Fr. li brəˈvil)

the capital of Gabon, in the W part, on the Gulf of Guinea. 350,000.
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Noun1.Libreville - the capital of GabonLibreville - the capital of Gabon      
Gabon, Gabonese Republic, Gabun - a republic on the west coast of Africa
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The traffickers were questioned and later locked up at the Libreville prison on Thursday evening.
Ainsi, Rabat et Libreville pourront, grace a cette visite, approfondir et elargir leur partenariat solidaire et mutuellement benefique et compter sur leurs propres forces pour repondre aux aspirations legitimes de leurs peuples, si attaches a la cooperation afro-africaine.
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The 14th AGOA Forum will take place in Libreville, on the fringe of the New York Forum Africa.
TUNIS (TAP) - Club Africain won the African Handball Super Cup after beating Esperance Sportive de Tunis 26-22 (halftime 12-6), Thursday in Libreville (Gabon).
Forum will now be held on August 29-31 in Libreville to coincide with Gabon's hosting of the 14th AGOA Forum
Senegal authorities have a strategic plan to make the country an emerging nation, and we want to make our contribution to the development of its companies and basic infrastructure," BGFI Chief Executive Officer Henri-Claude Oyima said Tuesday by phone from Libreville, Gabon's capital.
Embassy in Libreville addressed its extended staffing gaps.
The deal, signed during a three-day visit by Moroccan King Mohamed VI to Libreville during a tour of the region, envisages the construction of two factories in each country, making use of Moroccan phosphates and Gabonese natural gas.
The 21st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), being held between the 3rd and 8th June in Gabon's capital, Libreville, will focus on Africa's economic transformation.